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Rufo Do Vale Dona Maria Douro 2018

Product description

Rufo was born during an after-dinner talk with some friends while elaborating about how to better our agricultural practices to improve the environment and increase the Aleactoris Ruffa's population in Vale D. Maria (Aleactoris Ruffa being the scientific name for the red-legged partridge). They agreed that Rufo, meaning red in Latin, would be a good name for a Douro red wine. But Rufo in Portuguese also means the sound of a drum, so when designing the new label, the drum quickly became the choice for the symbol of the new Rufo do Vale D. Maria, their entry-level wine, and the one that announces and sets the beginning, the rhythm for their range of Vale D. Maria wines.

Vale D. Maria Rufo shows the more rustic side of the Douro, the nose presenting aromas of wild berries, cherries, strawberries, and rock rose. The structure of the wine is quite luscious and profound, leaving a fresh finish at the end.